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Desktop Control by SuprVillain Desktop Control by SuprVillain
First of all, a HUGE THANKS to Vishal Gupta of! His EXCELLENT Tutorial on how to do sub-menu Contest Items allowed me to create the Much better Top Menu sub-menu...

Thanks to Taichou-Henk for pointing out an Uninstall_DC_Topmenu.reg error is has now been fixed. please re-download for the fixed file for uninstalling.

As Far As I Know, this will work on Windows XP and above ... It is .Net 4 though, so yeah, .Net 4 is needed to use this app.

PLEASE simply drag the folder in this zip to the C:\ drive. it needs to be the root of this drive to work correctly.

Please note! there is now two (2!) ways to have Desktop Control installed, a normal, in-menu desktop context menu
or a top, seperate and clean SubMenu.

To install the Normal way, double-click" Install_DesktopLogout" It will ask "are you sure", click Yes, then OK. Now right-click the desktop to see your new menu items!

To install the Desktop Control Top organized sub-menu, double-click "Install_DC_Topmenu", it will ask "Are you sure?" Click "Yes", then "Ok". Now right-click and see the new sub-menu!

[NATIVE VS shutdown.exe]
You see, all of my window-clicks link to a custom app made by me that works natively. Some times shutdown.exe does not work right or at times it has isses with XP, or Vista, or even 7 or 8. My app "DesktopLogout.exe" uses .Net and a process invoker to get the right results that you need, it will auto-elevate you to the correct permissions list (ADMIN) if needed.

This app, and none of it's files, is allowed to be packged, manged, or whatever words that you choose that means "I want to include this app or it's files with my or anyone else's stuff". The reason for this is that some of my apps in the past has been packaged/bundled/whatever with other apps, and i get a FLOOD of email saying

"Y UR APP NO WORK FOR ME?!?!?!?!" ...

well, because it was never ment to be re-distributed in any way. If you feel that you have an app or skin pack or package or bundle or whatever you want to call it, email or PM or whatever me. I may give you permission.

Also, the app has external, native windows icons, 16x16 in the /icons/ folder. feel free to replace (keeping the same file name), then uninstall using the .reg file, then re-install, and you will have your customized icons.
Again, THANK YOU to vishal Gupta from for the EXCELLENT tutorial, it allowed me to make the much-better "Top Menu"

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PeterRollar Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will not work on my XP. Maybe it is because it is on I: instead of C: Gonna try it on 7 later. :)
SuprVillain Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you can edit the .reg files, change c:\\Desktoplogout to i:\\desktoplogout, save the .reg files, and it should work.
PeterRollar Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tried it, but it doesn't work for me.This doesn't mean that it won't work on other XP systems. My XP is extremely customized and still has a lot of entries in this menu.Maybe that's the reason.I'm sure you made a great job.
hey...doesnt works for me...icons are not shown...and can't use 8CP 64-bit
SuprVillain Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
did you extract the folder to the c:\drive? so that it looks like c:\DesktopLogout ?
that is the only reason why it would now work.
thanks..ill try that and give feedback
:iconlookinforpics:! thx a lot for that
Great job!!

There is just one error
The Uninstall_DC_Topmenu.REG
doesnt remove the item in the rightmousclick menu
This is because you copied the regname from VG
And you used a different reg name!

You make: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Desktop Control]
you remove:[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Power Menu]

The rest works fine thanks for this great release!
SuprVillain Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
good catch, and fixed, thanks!
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